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    EsquireGeorge Saunders4/21/0922 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      6 months ago

      Very weird.

      When it starts off the reader imagines the story is set in the past and then technology is slowly introduced. The beginning is very disorienting in style and dialogue - takes a bit of slow and steady to grasp the foundation of the narrative as names come fast and quick occurrences.

      Overall a very disturbing take on Truth and/or Grief (the bow) and how it is manipulated/exaggerated for desired results (in this case retribution for a child’s death and for the safety of the community). Also, the eerie nature of conformity and herd mentality.

      Definitely a Black Mirror-esque read for what we have been thru/are going thru with co-vid.

      An odd dog. This read.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      6 months ago

      Ten. This one’s trippy. Published in ‘09 but there are some eerie parts that resemble covid-world.

      Really digging George Saunders short fiction right now. Literary sci fi I guess you’d call this? The red bow itself is almost Shakespearean.